Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 443,960

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 443,960

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spruce Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Responsive Politics DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Chicago Community Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,425,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
TNTP Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,520
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Maloto Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,804,770

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